Well today I am starting something new for Wednesdays - I hope you like it :0) I get emails once in a while asking me how I store something, or organization of a product. So I thought it would be fun to share my craft room with you and how I have found to store things that best work for me. Now 1st you have to understand that I am constantly re-working my space. Always looking for a better way to store things. That will make more room... for more things. Hubby built me this craft room last year, and I don't think in a million years I could talk him into adding on to it - so I have to make things fit! And since I keep adding to my stash, and very rarely throw anything away... I have to organize the best way possible!
So this is my First "Me and My Space" post - I will try and show off something new each Wednesday - But I decided 1st up would be one of the most used items... "MY COPICS" I have gone through lots of changes in how I store them over the past couple of years. The best has been the stackable Cubes - I started with the X-box type of pen storage that I laid on their sides. They come with clips to hold them together - Love these - But soon I had too many markers and each side of the "X" was not large enough to sort my colors in. So I went to the shelf system. Now I have to tell you I had to alter these just a tad.
You see the shelves are only 1/2 way in the box. So I added a piece of chipboard to each shelf to bring it out level to the front. Otherwise the markers fall off the front of the shelf. I have had these forever, and used these for many different products over the years - but I think this is it for them. You can see I still have one "X" box. I am one short of the shelf boxes, I haven't been able to find them locally any longer and well... just too lazy to order just one box online. But once I need something else I may add that to my order so things are all level. LOL you can tell I re-use things and I buy when things are on clearance... you can see the top right box is blue - the rest are clear. That blue one was on the 75% off shelf... I think I paid $2.00 for it. Wish there were more...darn it!
So you can see I sort by the color system. And there is a shelf for each color in the Copic selection. Except... all the yellows are all together. (Y, YG, YR) and all the Grey shades are together- Some day I may need separate them, but for now this works. I also store my pop dots on one shelf. And in the "X" box I have my purples (don't have many of them), my Spica Glitter pens, Copic Muli-liner pens, Glaze Pens and my Koh-i-noor Polycolor Pencils.
You also see a peek of My Eeyore Cup and pen in the bottom of the top photo... that is really all "me" - love having fun Donkey items all around me while I am working - and you will see this as I show off my space - Hope you enjoyed my first post for this series. And let me know if you want to see something up close -
HUGS and -